New Releases this Weekend!

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September 12th, 2013

New Releases this Weekend!

"Insidious: Chapter 2" arrives in theaters on Friday, September 13. The much-anticipated sequel from horror master James Wan follows the events of "Insidious" (2010). After the Lamberts experience supernatural events that threaten to tear their family apart, they are desperate to uncover the reason for the unsettling gift that some members of their family have inherited. The truth may not set them free after all. "Insidious: Chapter 2" has a PG-13 rating for thematic elements and intense sequences of violence and terror.

"The Family" is a crime comedy from Luc Besson. After Fred snitches on the mob, he and his family depend on the Witness Protection Program to avoid trouble. The only place they can truly relax is a quiet French village. But while the town may keep the Manzoni family safe, none of the locals are safe from the ruthless and scrappy Manzonis. Violence, language, and mature content contribute to an R rating.

"Blue Caprice" tells the true story of Lee, a young man who has nobody to turn to. An enigmatic man takes Lee under his wing, giving the boy purpose and guidance. However, it quickly becomes clear that the relationship is not a normal one. Losing touch with reality, Lee will end up committing acts of violence he never thought possible. The R rating is due to disturbing violent content, language, and brief drug use. Alexandre Moors directs.

"Herb & Dorothy 50x50" is a sequel to Megumi Sasaki's 2008 documentary about a pair of unconventional art collectors. During their jobs as a librarian and a postman, the couple built a collection of hand-selected artworks. Fueled by a love of art, the Vogels have never been interested in profiting from their collection. Instead, they want the whole world to enjoy the beauty and inspiration of their paintings. This documentary follows the continuing adventures of the couple. The film is not rated.

"Jayne Mansfield's Car" is a new film from director Billy Bob Thornton. After his wife leaves him for another man and another country, Jim does the best he can to raise his children. When he receives an unexpected phone call that his ex-wife has died and wants to be buried in Alabama, Jim reluctantly decides to meet her new British family. The drama's R rating is due to language, nudity, mature content, drug use, and bloody images.

"Mademoiselle C" arrived in theaters on Wednesday, September 11. Fabien Constant directs the documentary, which focuses on the glamorous life and profession of Carine Roitfeld. After managing French Vogue for a decade, Roitfeld is heavily involved in shaping the world of fashion. Luminaries such as Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, and Donatella Versace speak out about the influence and power of Roitfeld and her photography. The documentary has not been rated.

Continuing Films

"Riddick" stars Vin Diesel as Riddick, a warrior who will do anything to seek revenge against his enemies. The film is the third installment from director David Twohy, following the events of "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004). When the Necromongers leave Riddick for dead on an isolated and unfriendly planet, he draws on his incredible reserves of strength and ingenuity to survive. The movie has an R rating for some nudity and mature content, as well as for strong violence and language.

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American man who comes from a background of racial tensions and anxieties. Cecil ends up on an unusual career path, serving as a butler in the White House. Though he becomes close to some of the Presidents he works with, Cecil is always aware of civil unrest and racial issues that separate him from other employees in the White House. "Lee Daniels' The Butler" has a PG-13 rating for violence, disturbing images, smoking, language, thematic elements, and mature content.

In "We're the Millers," what looks like an ordinary, all-American family is actually a group of strangers with a big secret. A struggling drug dealer, a stripper, a virginal teenager, and a young runaway are posing as a wholesome family, hoping to avoid trouble with the authorities. As it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up the front, the ersatz family starts to crack. "We're the Millers" has an R rating for crude mature content, brief graphic nudity, language, and drug content. Rawson Marshall Thurber directs.

"Elysium" stars Matt Damon as a man with a desperate mission. Knowing he will die unless he has medical treatment, Max decides to infiltrate an exclusive and elite space station. He will have to face off against a Secretary of Defense who does not stand for any breaks in security. However, the stakes are high enough that Max will risk it all. The film's R rating is due to intense violence and language. Neill Blomkamp directs.